Skip to main content

Reply to this post | Go Back
View Post [edit]

Poster: K-Wave Date: Dec 12, 2008 12:20pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Your second favorite by any other measure?

(Hope I'm not assuming too much by the thread title, i.e. certainly you can be on this board and not have the Dead be your favorite act...but....)

I was a at a party this weekend with some like minded folks and we took an informal survey of our *second* most listened to, second most CDs, second most hard drive space...you know, real quantitative vs "who else do you like?"

Answers were pretty broad, including Zappa, Yes, Todd Rundgren, Neil Young, Willie Nelson, Pink Floyd, Bob Dylan, Miles Davis. Kind of cool huh? I think it speaks volumes on the Dead's breadth

My personal list was like this:

hard drive collection: The Orb (my obsession for a few years after Jerry died)

physical collection: (a bit of a cheat) 50+ disks of Indian music, i.e. sarod, sitar, flute (maybe slightly more than my Dead related stuff, actually?)

hours listening over the course of my life: hard to say, Dead clearly in first, but Dylan, Neil Young and The Orb all in running for 2nd, all clearly in the 2-4 slots with a clear break between them and whoever may be 5th.

So how about you all? When broken down by collection size or hours of your life spent listening, who else is in the mix? I do believe the range will be telling.....

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: fireeagle Date: Dec 14, 2008 6:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

allman brothers band (no1 collection /2nd to gd/, no2 listening time)
motorhead (no2 collection, no1 listening time /2nd to gd/)
+
rory gallagher
johnny winter
led zeppelin
blue cheer
govt mule
mountain
hot tuna

volume - 11, most of the time

got also huge stones, hendrix, airplane/starship, qms, etc... collections, but i hardly ever listen to them now

This post was modified by fireeagle on 2008-12-14 14:47:10

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Dec 12, 2008 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

This is a great (but tough for me) question. I've gone through so many stages in life, I can't name a favorite band, or a second favorite...or a third. Even based on collection size, listening hours, or the other criteria. Collection-wise, I have more albums by The Fall and The Dead than anyone else, but that's mostly because those two bands have more RELEASES than any others.

Right now I mostly listen to the Dead, Blood Brothers, Techno, and the Mamas and Papas, which seems to cover all my moods. But that could change in the blink of an eye. As I write this I'm listening to Rollins (Henry, not Sonny lol). :)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 12, 2008 1:36pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

For me it is Johnny Winter discs taking up second most amount of physical space. As far as Hard drive it is probably Jerry Garcia Band. GD is numero uno in both of those categories.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Dec 12, 2008 8:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

I go through obsession spurts. My first obsession in JR High was Led Zeppelin, then couldn't listen for allmost a decade now I can appreciate them but dont listen to them that much. Of course once I got turned on to the GD in 84 or so I've listened to them by FAR the most. I started collecting in 87 and probably haven't gone that much more than a week in any given strech without listening to them. Was on a Steely Dan kick, JJ Cale kick, Dyan of course, lots of Miles Davis, lotI'm forgetting. As far as collection goes I'd say Wilco is a way distant second to the Dead but probably my second most collected band and probably my second most listened to. Also Ween and lately a lot of Dan Bern.

Shit, allmost forgot Hot Tuna and Jorma. HUGE fan. When it was cassettes they were my second most collected band.

This post was modified by johnnyonthespot on 2008-12-13 04:25:54

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: high flow Date: Dec 12, 2008 11:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

2nd Place - Los Lobos
140 artists tied for 3rd place.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Rings&Bells Date: Dec 12, 2008 1:06pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Neil Young for all categories. I too really enjoy how people with such a wide variety of musical tastes enjoy the Dead; it really shows how far reaching and just plain good their music is.

This post was modified by Rings&Bells on 2008-12-12 21:06:22

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Dec 12, 2008 1:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

I've got to say that there was only a brief period when I listened to all Dead all the time and that was 30+ years ago. Then, the frequency of release of new and associated material was astonishing. Ultimately, I stay with 1970-1974 for both the familiarity and the huge diversity of available stuff.

These days the Dead are my "MUZAK" and don't get heavy listening, they're more like a soundtrack to my puttering around. For heavy listening, usually while traveling, most of the rotation tends towards Americana. Dylan is in there, Gillian Welch & David Rawlings, Buddy & Julie Miller, Doc Watson, Ry Cooder, John Hiatt, Rodney Crowell, Lyle Lovett and such.

For bands...Black Crowes, Wilco, Jayhawks, Wallflowers, and the like.

I guess a fairly eclectic mix, but not straying too far from "home."

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 12, 2008 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Buddy and Julie - very nice! They have a new release coming (or came?) out. He's so underrated - saw them open for and play with Emmylou a few years back.

Hey - this is where I saw that:
http://www.jambase.com/Articles/15996/Buddy-and-Julie-Miller-New-Album ["the album includes guest turns from Robert Plant, Emmylou Harris, Patty Griffin, Larry Campbell and gospel singers Regina and Ann McCrary."] Bummed I didn't get to see Buddy with T-Bone, Alison and Plant...

And for you Kimock freaks:
http://www.jambase.com/Articles/16016/Steve-Kimock-Crazy-Engine

This post was modified by bluedevil on 2008-12-12 22:15:14

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Dec 12, 2008 2:15pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Julie rarely leaves Nashville any longer, kinda fragile both physically and emotionally. Buddy seems to show up everywhere, he backed Robert Plant & Allison Krauss with T-Bone Burnett on the recent tour...also seen on CMT Crossroads. We've seen Buddy several times with his band and had the good fortune to see him with Julie the last time she toured. Together or apart, they're just a bit of an acquired taste, but have some outstanding material released.

Here's the latest Buddy thing, with Don Was producing, great, great tune.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C4b7ECl81uc

Here's the heads up on the new CD;

http://www.buddyandjulie.com/news.html

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: dilcurrie Date: Dec 13, 2008 2:49am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

most played this year fleet foxes by a country mile,

over the past few years favourite non dead bands :

the Who, Led Zeppelin, Devo, Rancid, Pink Floyd, NOFX, Jefferson Airplane.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Miss Divine Date: Dec 13, 2008 7:42am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Gram Parsons is my second most listened to artist (which will include his solo output, the Flying Burrito Bros. and The Byrds 'Sweetheart Of The Rodeo' era)

Then it's Neil Young, The Who, Johnny Cash and MV & EE.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 13, 2008 9:21am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Hey MD--the SHotRod era is defn my fav for the Byrds too...songs that I associate with that sound, such as YAGNowhere, MBPages, and WBTFollow are probably my top three. I recently read up a bit on them, and all the turmoil; interesting stuff that I knew nothing about. The HS band I worked with (a Dead cover band) that I have talked about hereabouts used to do the first two Byrds songs of that threesome and along with NYoung's EKTIN, they became classic soundtrack entries of my youth.

Gotta ask, what are the two abbreviations at the close of your post?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Miss Divine Date: Dec 13, 2008 11:39am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MV&;EE

Not very well known, but pretty awesome.
Also, their sometime backing band took their name (The Golden Road) from something that we all know....

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Miss Divine Date: Dec 13, 2008 11:43am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

That link is a bit screwed...

http://www.myspace.com/mveebummerroad
http://www.ecstaticpeace.com/mvee

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: SkyDawg Date: Dec 13, 2008 12:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Gram Parsons! Nice one! One of my faves too. Have you heard the Avalon Ballroom shows that were released recently? They were recorded by Bear when the Burritos opened for the Dead and languished in the vault until they were recently rediscovered.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Miss Divine Date: Dec 13, 2008 12:59pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Yeah, I grabbed that as soon as it came out.
Quiet crowd obviously, but a pretty cool show.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Finster Baby Date: Dec 13, 2008 7:01am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Great question and thread. Lots of diversity here....no surprise!! Quite a few of these I have never heard of. Orb???

For me the Dead is most definitely #1. Listen at least once a week. Lately, more often than that. I have been known to go stretches in the past where I would over saturate and then not listen to them for long periods of time. Since discovering archive and other sites, it is hard not to check them out almost daily....checking out reccomendations by other posters. Usually Friday's at work are usually my GD day!! Helps to get the weekend off on a good note.

As for second.. hard to say. as mentioned in a previous post, there are probably 10 or 20 that are tied for second.
just too hard to rate one above the others. Almost all are what I guess would be considered classic rock.
Some of the #2s: Beatles, CSNY, SRV, Clapton, Allmans, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, Tom Petty, Dylan, B.B. King etc....you get the idea. When not listening to Dead, I listen to XM radio's classic vinyl channel alot. Great mix of classic rock that I love, plus often times it turns me onto something I have not heard before.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 13, 2008 8:55am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Tommy Emmanuel

Great question.

Call me Sybil - or googlapolar. I'm all over the place. Pat Metheny, Coltrane, Blind Willie Johnson, Jaco Pastorius and Wes Montgomery are getting a lot of play time now.

But the top of the list right now is Tommy Emmanuel:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNZL7GkqeRI&;feature=related (Get out the drool cups)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JNZL7GkqeRI&;feature=related (Mind numbing!!!)

Saw him at Christopher Newport University and was simply stunned.

And one more for fans of harmonics -
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZNJf-h7F8s

Holy shit.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: high flow Date: Dec 13, 2008 4:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tommy Emmanuel

I've seen Tommy E. 2 times live.....he's incredible.

1 man, 1 guitar, 2 hours of captivating music.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Darkstarz117 Date: Dec 13, 2008 7:38pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: My seconds.

My biggest cd collection is the Dead. Most hard drive space is the Dead. Most listened to is the Dead. My second is in cd collection is prolly Phish if I had to guess. Although with that being said the second most listened to is tied between Ween, Nine Inch Nails(just saw them and one of the best shows I have ever been to), Neil Young, Miles Davis, Zappa. I would also like to add authors to the list and the second most seen band. Favorite author is Stephen King and second favorite author is Zappa. I have read his autobiography like 5 times. Second most seen band is tied between Dylan and WSP.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: JC Edwards Date: Dec 14, 2008 9:47am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: My seconds.

Hmmmm......I wonder how my post here ended up here. It was for another post.....sorry 'bout that.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Mandojammer Date: Dec 13, 2008 8:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Okay, sorry for the double post of the same link in my last - here is another great one.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e_P_-cFbGbU&;feature=related

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: JC Edwards Date: Dec 13, 2008 3:56pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Tommy Emmanuel

Definitely it would have to be the Beatles......then YES.

I'm a Bassist!.......how can you pass up masterful Bass playing as Lesh, Squire and McCartney?!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: littledirewolfy Date: Dec 12, 2008 4:21pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Cool, you're the second, and daliguana is the third person
to ever mention The Orb on this forum.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: K-Wave Date: Dec 12, 2008 4:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

And you were the first? If so, cheers mate. I'm 51, but I make Orb-ish music live and in home studio with some younger dudes.

I see it as very Dead like, personally. Alex/we truly improvise within a framework, i.e. sometimes starting with dreamy pads on a song, other times with a hardcore new bass-patch and distorto drums, sometimes drums will never come in. Sometimes the tune goes five minutes, sometimes 20. We reference our other tunes as signals for that's where we are heading, all unscripted. Space passages. Drum jams. We are out to keep it fresh and surprise ourselves and each other.

Anyhow, a fellow Dead/Orb head is a friend of mine, that's for sure. Did you get into them heavy after Jerry? As I said, that's when I went off the deep end started collecting their mixes.

I'm always asking my wife who she thinks smoked more pot, Jerry or Alex. hahahaha

Truly nice to meet you.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: littledirewolfy Date: Dec 12, 2008 5:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

First? Could be.

I'm 53 and have always been into synthesizer music of various types.
I'm into a lot of Dance Music. There being lots of synths involved
in the genre. Plus it's got a nice beat. lol

I'm pretty sure I was into The Orb before Jerry Garcia died.
Yes, I'm sure that I first heard them around '92 or so.
'Space' quite often got into very Orbish territory.
Or maybe one should say that The Orb got very much into a 'Space'
vein of influence.

But in the early nineties when we started hearing loud train whistles etc.
suddenly coming out of space, The Grateful Dead seemed to be mining
an Orb vein or two. The Orb's Adventures Beyond The Ultraworld
came out in 1991 and could certainly have been heard by people in
The Dead universe.

That's cool that you play and make your own music.
I do the same although not as much lately.
After hearing groups like The Orb I bought some synths
and samplers etc.

One listens to something like The Orb and thinks, I could do that.
Then you discover, anyway I did, that it's not as easy to do as one thought.

Of course like everything else you've got the inovators and then everything
else sounds like a copy.

That's cool though that you have friends to jam with live and in the home
studio as you say. 51 is the new 31.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: daliguana Date: Dec 12, 2008 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure? First Orb reference in Grateful Dead forum . . .

"On that note, I must add how the spinners's who did not bathe were particularily adept at making their man skirts rise from centrifugal force and speading their BO vapors in a spiraling orb of stinkdom... A true compliment to a hot philly pretzel and a cold beer in the hallway... "

. . . and the winner is . . . Noisecollector!
http://www.archive.org/iathreads/post-view.php?id=90621

This post was modified by daliguana on 2008-12-13 03:02:37

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: stilldead77 Date: Dec 12, 2008 8:08pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Nice thread --

My most listened to and biggest non-Dead collections are:

Panic
Phish
Young
Dylan

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: meanger Date: Dec 12, 2008 3:53pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

GD first for sure, but surpised not another Hot Tuna/Jorma mention as yet. They're my second/first/second/first kinda thing with GD and have been since the early 70s.

After that it's Neil Young, Dylan, CSN, Beatles...man, I could go on and on.

Interesting thread for sure.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: SkyDawg Date: Dec 12, 2008 2:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

My pantheon of favorites has always been the Dead, the Allman Brothers, Little Feat, Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash, Neil Young and Van Morrison.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: cosmic charlie dupree Date: Dec 12, 2008 12:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

For hours logged in a lifetime, my knee-jerk reaction was to assume it was the Dead. But... my unending devotion to the Stones when I was ages 10-22 probably still leaves them on top. A close 3rd would be Yes. There was a time from ages 16-18 that I was completely obsessed with that band. I even drew the curvy Yes logo on my Mead binder in high school, thinking that it would make me look cool. I don't think it worked....


Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: K-Wave Date: Dec 12, 2008 1:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Yes would be in my third tier in terms of hours listened, i.e. under Dylan, Neil and The Orb in the second cluster and in with Rundgren, Moody Blues, Pink Floyd, ELP, Van Morrison, and the Allman Brothers (I had phases with each and still listen to all).

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Speaking in Swords Date: Dec 12, 2008 7:54pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

The Orb, fuck yeah.

My second most listened-to group is Stars of the Lid. Fall asleep to them every night.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 12, 2008 3:18pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Interesting...

Volume: CREAM.

Listening to: NYoung, Byrds, JBrowne, THeads, Police, WhStripes.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Arbuthnot Date: Dec 12, 2008 3:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

how coincidental ... i'm reading this thread & listening to Cream ... 10/15/67 @ The Grande Ballroom

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: K-Wave Date: Dec 12, 2008 3:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

After that noob bloodbath last week, I tried to come up with a genuine Q that might shed some light.

But the real reason I'm writing this is to brag on my Buddy Vance Powell. He was sound guy for my band and co-produced our little CD back in the early 90s. Now, he's nominated for Best Engineer, Non-Classical Grammy with Jack White for his work w/ The Raconteurs. How cool is that? And, despite the years and the miles, do you think there's any chance that some will rub off on me?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 12, 2008 3:50pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: KW & Arb...

Hey--my kids turned me on to WhStripes--they saw them some yrs back in a tiny little venue and came back talking about it like I'd seen the DEAD in Florida (12-29-68?!)...it was great to hear them tell me "this band, TWO people [!!!] would knock your socks off, Pa!" and I knew the parenting had paid off.

Lately, they gave me the Raconteurs for a b-day present, and though I like them, it is hard to top Meg and Jack.

And, Arb, I should send you the DVD of the Last Show at the Albert Hall for CREAM. Or, do you already have it?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: daliguana Date: Dec 12, 2008 4:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

I too have a collection of Orb, I've got much Lyle Lovett, U2, Bob Marley, Lee 'Scratch' Perry, Pink Floyd. Those are probably what takes up the most space.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: K-Wave Date: Dec 12, 2008 4:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Cool, cool, cool! Please see a write-up below on the connections I see.

I'll use this space to say that if you should ever feel compelled to do a visual mashup of Orb/Dead themed art, I will bear you many children.

Seriously, thanks for the art. I haven't commented on it much but it makes this place a real treasure.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Styrofoam Cueball Date: Dec 12, 2008 11:26pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

I'm glad someone mentioned Lee 'Scratch' Perry... because he is the awesomeness. :) Coincidentally...The band I mentioned above, The Fall, covers not one but TWO Perry numbers ("Kimble" & "Why Are People Grudgeful?").

This post was modified by Styrofoam Cueball on 2008-12-13 07:26:52

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: squirrel barker Date: Dec 13, 2008 3:31am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Wow great question.It has me thinking back 45 years to when my mom took me to NYC at Christmas time and in some broadway music store I bought my first record a 45 of Johnny Rivers playing Maybeline(the Chuck Berry song)can't remember the flip side.Then came my birthday in February 64 I received Meet the Beatles and whoa the journey began.Soon after my big brother gave me Aftermath by the Stones,Kinkdom by The Kinks,and a Donovan I can't remember the name of it had Once There was A Mountain on it(what ever became of that song?).Wow then The Animals,Who,The freaking Monkees for christsake.Its beautiful to think back on.I love music,these days I opt for I guess newgrass style Tony Rice,Sam Bush,Bela(mostly to hear a good banjo joke),a vast list of great pickers.Number two is a tough pick Bob Dylan occupies some of my space so does John Coltrane and David Bowie.I can't pick .To The Highest!Peace Love and Music everyone.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Zaorish Date: Dec 13, 2008 9:42pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

#1 is the Dead for sure.
#2 would have to be all manner of ambient music/drone music/soundscapes. There is nothing quite like falling asleep while listening to the track "Twilight Fireflies" by darkhalo (available free at scene.org) or the album "The Pearl" by Harold Budd and Brian Eno (commercial disc) or listening to the 4-hour masterpiece "Inside my room, Watching the Rain" by Ananta (available under the Rain netlabel on this archive).

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: rastamon Date: Dec 14, 2008 7:38am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

my number 2 fav band is Captain and Tennile
ahhhh....Muskrat Love!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: JC Edwards Date: Dec 14, 2008 9:50am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

The Beatles and YES.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 14, 2008 11:18am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Muskrat, muskrat candlelight
Doin' the town and doin' it right
In the evenin'
It's pretty pleasin'

Muskrat Rasta, Muskrat Chuck
Do the jitterbug watch Muskrats fuck
And they shimmy
And Sammy's so skinny

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin' and jingin' the jango
Floatin' like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

Nibbling on bacon, chewin' on cheese
Cosmic says to Rasta "Honey, would you please be my missus?"
And he say yes
With his kisses

And now he's ticklin' his fancy
Rubbin' his toes
Muzzle to muzzle, now anything goes
As they wriggle, and Rasta starts to giggle

And they whirled and they twirled and they tangoed
Singin' and jingin' the jango
Floatin' like the heavens above
It looks like muskrat love

La da da da da ...



[Couldn't resist...sorry!]

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Morning Dewd Date: Dec 14, 2008 11:59am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

I prefer the Captain's work with The Beach Boys, and Tennile's with Pink Floyd.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: rastamon Date: Dec 19, 2008 3:39pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

LOL!! I think the song made the top 10 worst ever songs...a Richard Gere fav http://www.snopes.com/risque/homosex/gerbil.asp

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 19, 2008 5:43pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Took a while, but glad you found it! Thought my two minutes of "creativity" had gone completely to waste!

And thsnks for being a good sport about it, as my old man used to say...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 12, 2008 1:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

without a doubt SKB for the past 7 years or so.

(actually gets more listening time than the GD at this point - blasphemy, i know)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 12, 2008 1:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

SKB? Don't they manufacture skateboard wheel bearings?

Yes Dire I am retarded - who is SKB?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 12, 2008 1:46pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

sorry... Steve Kimock Band just unreal!!!!



(i am so glad this week is over - )

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: jglynn1.2 Date: Dec 12, 2008 1:58pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Yaaaaahh Hoooooo TGIF!!

Plus I'm taking Monday Off

Just (finally) put up the Christmas tree!!

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 12, 2008 3:16pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I are smarter

It only took me a second to figure it out...I beat JG! Do I get an award?

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 13, 2008 4:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I are smarter

you get a big, wet smoochie :)

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: William Tell Date: Dec 13, 2008 5:34pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I are smarter

Hey D--yep, I recalled you have spoken of SK regularly; assume you saw Jon was here--only for a moment though...

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Dec 13, 2008 6:04pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: I are smarter

actually, NO!!! I did not see or know that!! verycool though - see, i miss all the fun :(

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: dogsinapile! Date: Dec 12, 2008 1:40pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Bela Fleck

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 12, 2008 1:51pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

In terms of listening to on a consistent and regular basis for the past 20 years (since I stopped seeing the Dead on a regular basis):
Richard Thompson (including Fairport Convention, with Linda, guest slots, etc.) He's the best singer-songwriter-guitarist ... ever. (I'm not saying he's a better singer than X, or a better player than Y, just that no one has been as stunningly good at all 3 things - and I know JOTS and others can't take his voice - like Dylan and Neil).
Dylan
Neil
Ryan Adams (started back in Patty Duke Syndrome days - been a fun one to watch rise)
Kevn Kinney/Drivin' n' Cryin' (huge influence on Ryan, btw)
Trane/Miles/Monk -50s into early 60s era

Recently, Wilco is climbing...

... and since Gabriel is about to tour, and Levin is not listed in the new lineup for Crimson, I have a feeling I'll be going back to that well....

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Joe Antinucci Date: Dec 13, 2008 8:47pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

I will strongly agree: Ryan Adams and the Cardinals! I really can't stop listening to this guy/band! I have not been so captivated in a long time... Since Whiskeytown I have enjoyed his music... It has been a fun ride watching him rise.

Thanks for the post.

Joe from RI

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: bluedevil Date: Dec 13, 2008 9:25pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

Then I'm sure you're like me and a few others on this forum - you listen to each new show as they pop up within a day or three of the show and you can't believe how they just keep getting better and better. Hard to keep in mind he's still in his early 30s and let's hope he's already gotten the hard living rock star drug use cliche crap in the past.

Reply to this post
Reply [edit]

Poster: Joe Antinucci Date: Dec 13, 2008 9:45pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Your second favorite by any other measure?

I do. He really is amazing. Jerry, Gram Parsons, Neil Young and a couple of other souls mixed in. It's amazing that I have been listening to him for almost a decade now and how I have been captivated by everything he does?!? I am listening to Demolition right now! Man!!! :)